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Location: Middle East, island in the Mediterreanean Sea, south of Turkey; geographically part of Asia, but its people live much like southern Europeans
Population: 736,636 (1995 estimate)
Capital: Nicosia
Comparative area: About seven-tenths the size of Connecticut
Religions: Greek Orthodox 78 percent, Muslim 18 percent, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic and other 4 percent
Landscape: Has rugged rock formations, sandy beaches; broad, fertile Mesaoria Plain
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1978

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